Mail handler for Exchange Online (office365) mailbox - ADFS authentication

We are in the move of mail towards Office365 Exchange Online

Several jira instances are configured for mail handlers reading mailboxes via IMAP/POP

Given we have:

- Exchange Online

- ADFS 2.0 in front

Applications need to be configured to authenticate and connnect to the mailbox

The connection or IMAP or POP protocol is not an issue

The authentication is a puzzle, wonder what Atlassian can do here

This seems to be a good starting point:

http://leandrob.com/2012/02/request-a-token-from-adfs-using-ws-trust-from-ios-objective-c-iphone-ipad-android-java-node-js-or-any-platform-or-language/

But you may already have (proactively) made progress in the ADFS authentication area or know of parties who have.

Please let us know.

3 answers

1 accepted

With an IMAP connection over port 993 (firewalls!) the jira servers should be good to go, even when ADFS is in front.

http://help.outlook.com/en-us/140/cc875899.aspx

Hi Carry

I'm not quite sure, but since the authentication method requires user@domain + password, using app. perspective, the process seems to be the same. The differences seems to be in a high level (AD + ADFS service level).

Anyway, perhaps the following link could be useful to understand my point.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc757344%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

Cheers,

Paulo Renato

Hello Paulo,

Thank you for your reply. I know that page and it does maybe provide a solution if we start using federated accounts indeed for jira mailbox handlers.

This too may be of help: checkout http://www.sourceid.org/

thanks

Carry Megens

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